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Book Groups

The Archeology Book Group (AIA) meets once a month on a Thursday afternoon.   AIA is an independent group interested in reading about historic events, archeologically interesting facts and finds.  Book titles are determined by group members.  Copies of titles must be obtained by each member.    New members are welcome, please contact Myrna at mwsilville@gmail.com    Thank You.

Date:  February 20, 2020   1:30 - 3:30

Title:  Ghosts Of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad  by, Gordon Chang  An award-winning historian recovers the stories of the Chinese migrants, or "silent spikes", and returns them to their rightful place in our national saga. Drawing on recent archaeological findings, as well as payroll records, ship manifests and other sources from American and Chinese archives, Chang retraces the laborers' odyssey in breathtaking detail.

 

Date: March 19, 2020  1:30 - 3:30

Title:  LOOT: The Battle Over The Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World  by, Sharon Waxman  Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years, the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects.